Wow, US has some incredible nature to enjoy! A plan to visit US is in the back of my mind as I would like to visit my family in Iowa, and visit the area in NYC where my grandparents had an bakery.
Now, when it comes to favorite hikes, Scandinavia is my "playground". In the north of Norway we have a plateau with the approximately same size of Europe when combining Finland, Sweden and Norway. As I love to fish, good fishing locations is one of the main criteria, especially to chase the beautiful arctic char. Secondly, I love the open, naked, harsh, flat and endless landscape the highlands provide. It's like life it self just clinging to existent! I have no idea why I like this so much. Maybe gens? Maybe the challenging conditions?